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Third Coast Old Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Third Coast Old AleThird Coast Old Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,832 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1832
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
From Bell's website:
"Third Coast Old Ale is a cellerable American-style barleywine that has notes of dried fruit and caramel embedded in a rich malt background that will grow more complex over time."

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-28-2002)
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Beer_Runner


4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 09/14/11 and aged more than 13 months before opened.

A: A slow pour into a standard pint glass resulted in about a quarter finger head that was a darker shade of khaki and fairly dense. The head slowly dissipated to a thin layer that lasted almost the entire session (very surprising at this high ABV). And, it left a small amount of lacing, too. The brew was a deep mahogany with a slight red hue, and it was also a little cloudy and just barely translucent.

S: The aroma consisted of light cherry and dark dried fruits along with some sweet malt and a hint of booze.

T: The taste began with malt sweetness and that was quickly joined by dark dried fruit along with a touch of cherry; and, near the end there were more grain flavors with just a bit of booze.

M: The body was on the heavier side of the medium range and very, very smooth. It also had a medium amount of carbonation and it was just a little sticky.

O: This is a big, flashy “must try” for fans of old ales. It is a very flavorful beer with bold sweet malt and grains along with some milder dark dried fruit and just a touch of cherry to add an enjoyable complexity. The high ABV is well hidden and the hint of booze only does enough to brighten the focus on the malt and grain. This is a first class old ale style beer. It is definitely one of the very best beers available in this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 23:46:50 | More by Beer_Runner
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Third Coast Old Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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